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The purpose of the present volume differs from that of those which have preceded it in the following respect: It is essentially a book for the use of readers who are living, for the time being at any rate, close to Nature in field and forest, men as well as boys who desire to make as much a success of their vacation as possible, to know how to meet and overcome difficulties in the simplest way. It is even more extended in its purpose, for it exploits a number of schemes for the benefit of those who have permanent camps or dwellings in field and forest; also for those whose sphere of adventure takes them into the untrodden wilderness. The matter, except where it is expressly stated otherwise, is entirely new and original, and, as the author will prove practically very useful to those for whom the book is designed. The diagrams and their explanations have been made with great care, so as to render them as easily intelligible and as unambiguous as the author can possibly make them.

I am under obligations to Mr. Frederic Vreeland, the young inventor and scientist; Mr. Belmore Browne, artist and explorer; and Col. Brainard, U. S. A., one of the heroes of the Greely Expedition, for effectual aid in solving a number of knotty questions which their several specialties and experiences enabled them to answer in the most successful and practical manner; and also to Mr. Annis of Recreation, Mr. Caspar Whitney of The Outing Magazine, and Mr. Bok of The Ladies' Home Journal for their promptness in returning drawings and matter in time for use in publishing this book.


FLUSHING, L. I., Oct. 1, 1906.






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